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Preview — Stuck in the Middle by Virginia Smith
Stuck in the Middle (Sister to Sister #1)
Her older sister, Allie, is starting a family, and her younger sister, Tori, has a budding career. Meanwhile, Joan is stuck at home with Mom and her aging grandmother. Not exactly a recipe for excitement--or romance.
When a hunky young doctor moves in next door, Joan sets out to catch his eye. But it won't be easy. Pretty Tori flirts relentl...more
If someone had asked me early in the book what kind of rating I would give it, my answer would not have been positive - certainly not 5 stars. The main character seemed interesting, and the story was easy to follow, but there were far too many annoy ...more
This book doesn't have a really provoking storyline, but it's funny and sort of heartwarming. A lot of it spoke to me from the get-go(dealing with aging family members, failed relationships, what to do with life in your early 20's) bu ...more
Joan is the middle child. While Allie is married about about to have a baby, little sister Tori is focused on her career. Joan just got out of a messy relationship, and still lives at home with her mother and grandmother. Then a sexy doctor moves in next door, causing competition for Tori and Joan, until Tori decides Ken's way too religious for her tastes.
Despite the fact that this book is a Christian book, it read heavily as chick-lit, especially for t ...more
Joan is just the average middle sister who has a beautiful sister and another sister that is married to a wonderful man and expecting her first baby. All the while Joan ...more
This book circles around religion... but for me it seemed much more like a story of a woman stuck in her life. She is scared of change, feels inferior & c ...more
Then, when a handsome Dr. moves in next door, she and her older sister (who's married and pregnant) decided to create a competition between Joan and the youngest sister to see who can snag a date with him first! It's very childish...the older sister actually googles and prints ...more
“Hi, Mom. What has Gram done?”
“She’s alphabetized my underwear drawer.”
“It’s not funny Joan. My bras are all in the first row, color-coded alphabetically.”
Joan and Carla, live with Gram, Carla’s 85 year old mom, who’s driving her cra ...more
Joan. Boring name for a boring life. Or so Joan believes until she meets her new next door neighbor. The handsome doctor her age make Joan realize that there may be more to life than settling for living at home, getting up every morning to go to an unfulfilling career and wishing she was living her one of her sisters' lives. But, Joan knows she can't make a change because no one would be there to care for her aging grandmother - a job that she has taken upon herself, but tru ...more
I'm not typically drawn to women's fiction, but the cover was beautiful and the blurb sounded fun. The writing was quite strong, especial ...more
I did love Joan's family, loved the relationship with Gram. I was a bit worried when the sisters started to fight over the next door neighbor, ...more
Joan feels sort of lost in life in the middle of 2 sisters that are much more showy than herself living with her mom and grandma. At age 25 she isn't really living much of a life. Ken is a doctor and moves in next door to Joan. There is a strong Christianity theme in this book.
I kind of feel indi ...more
As the story continued ...more
A doctor moves next door and Joan thinks he is interested in her younger sister Tori who doesn't live with her. As soon as the doctor makes a few positive comments about Tori to Joan, she (Joan) gives him the cold shoulder and drops the idea of even standing a chance with him.
Joan's mother thinks her mother (Gram) should be put into assisted living but Joan is vehemently against it. Gram is very organized, arranging items by color, etc. They are living in Gram's house. ...more
Don't get me wrong. This isn't a masterpiece of Christian fiction, or even of chick lit. It is, however, well-written and mildly entertaining. My biggest complaints include flat ensemble characters and a somewhat preachy tone at times. Actually, though, the preachy thing has been a part of j ...more
Her father left many years ago and Joan still misses him. She holds a grudge against her mother for letting him go.
One fine day, her world suddenly becomes more interesting when a doctor moves next to her house.
Ken Fletcher is starting a new practice and his si ...more
Joan is also on middle ground with God. He feels like a heavenly version of her own father, who’s been absent without contact for thirteen years.
When a handsome single doctor, Ken, and his dog move in next door, Joan finds herself competing ...more